Hand of the Zombie Dice Tray
This tray has been custom designed from the ground up to be simply the best dice tray.
Various people told us, “We love the Odin and Cthulhu octagon trays, but when we’re playing D&D, each player in my group likes to have his own tray, and the octagon trays are too big sometimes, depending on the table.”
So we mocked up several designs here at the office and found that a 6” wide x 12” long tray hits the sweet spot between being narrow enough to fit comfortably on the table in front of each player while still leaving plenty of room in the center of the table for maps, tiles, minis, etc.
Horizontal or Vertical
You can use the tray horizontally or vertically -- whatever feels most comfortable to you and fits the space you have. For D&D, if everyone has their own, horizontal might be best. If playing a board game, perhaps putting it vertically on the left or right side of the game board might be better.
We iterated on the design widening and narrowing it to see just how narrow we could get it before it felt too cramped, and we have found that 6” feels great. We feel that the smaller dice trays just feel like you’re rolling dice in an ashtray and are not fun to use.
We went over and over, “Should we make it shorter? Does it need to be so long?” For many, maybe not, but for us, we enjoy “the roll”. We like to throw our dice in that tray and watch them bounce around. We preferred the 12” length so that you can really put some power into your roll and every roll feels satisfying.
We found that a 1” high wall is perfect. A d6 next to a 1” wall is visible from almost every angle.
This new tray is made of even higher quality materials than our other trays, which were already awesome. This tray is just that much better. A higher density fiberboard wood is used for the walls, then wrapped in synthetic leather. The PU leather on this new tray is stitched. Our logo is imprinted into the leather, but in a stylish and very unobtrusive way.
Having a smaller footprint allows for greater portability. These new trays should fit in most backpacks just fine.
As Seen In...
Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike, Rampage) used this tray at a major D&D event -- Stream of Many Eyes -- on June 3, playing Arkhan, who now has the Hand of Vecna.